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Reston Zoo

1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22182
703.757.6222
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Vienna
Owner description: A small zoo with zebras, monkeys, reptiles, lamas, birds, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides to...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A small zoo with zebras, monkeys, reptiles, lamas, birds, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides to see the animals up close, etc.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I agree with the reviewer who said this is part zoo, part farm. It had unique animals. The driver who took us through on the "hay" ride was very informative and answered our questions. There was an open barn where you could pet the sheep and goats. We enjoyed watching the kid climb in and out of the kangaroos pouch.

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Vienna, VA, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not a traditional zoo! There is an admittance fee. It is something of a cross between a farm and a zoo! The zoo type animals can be seen on a hayride through an open area! There you will see a variety of larger animals wandering loose. The barns and that area has goats that can be fed. Warning, these goats... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

And my son, who has two children have their season pass. So they never tire of interacting with the farm and African animals. Very reasonably priced, nice gift shop and the small farm stand is a bonus.

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Beijing, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very accessible and low key. Staff are simply amazing and friendly. Animals are memorable and seemed very happy. Dr.Pepper was the highlight ;-)

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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is always a great place for a family day-trip. Just make sure you time it so you get the wagon ride during your visit. The staff is great and always helpful and friendly. The gift shop tends to be a bit overpriced, but the animal feed is worth it if nothing else but to see your kid's reactions when... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a age range from 63 to 15 months and everyone had a grand time. The place is perfect for little legs. There are a lot of resting areas and shade. The staff is polite and informative. It was the perfect afternoon.

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south carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Terrible customer service not honoring our entertainment book coupons for the kids after we drove 40 minutes to get there. Disappointing.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

if your child is not six yet, two hours of a good time is guaranteed at this park. Prices are too high, but no crowds. Animals are clean and well maintained.

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McLean, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This small zoo is not near other major attractions but well worth the visit. I took my 8 year old granddaughter and both of us were enchanted. The Wagon Ride, on the hour, takes about 25 minutes, is a must. It is included in the price of admission. The wagon takes visitors into an enclosure where many exotic animals roam... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A special experience for little ones and their accompanying adults. Many opportunities for interactive encounters, bottle feeding baby goats and sheep, kibble feeding for lots of other "farm" animals. Great bird feeding with a handheld seeded stick where birds will land on your hand to eat from the stick. Pony ride is totally tame -one child at a time, led... More 

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